Mendocino
Orange Muscat

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Varietal Overview

Small Block wines honor the winemaker’s art, exploring new vineyards, unusual varietals and artisan winemaking techniques. Our distinctive Orange Muscat hails from a small family-owned vineyard in Mendocino is quite aromatic with orange blossoms and ripe apricot with hints of tangerine, kaffir lime and delicate spices.

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At a Glance


taste + style

”While this is a favorite dessert wine, it’s far more versatile as an off-dry, not terribly sweet showcase for spicy foods. Wonderfully aromatic, orange blossoms and ripe apricot rise from the glass, with hints of tangerine, kaffir lime and delicate spices. Whole cluster pressing and a cool fermentation in stainless emphasizes the bright, crisp finish. We arrest primary fermentation at near 2% residual sugar and proceed without malolactic fermentation. It is always one of the favorite wines in our Visitor Center tasting room.” -Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking



Vineyard + Production

Our distinctive Orange Muscat hails from a small family-owned vineyard in Mendocino.



Food + Wine Pairing

“We love to share this wine with shrimp, seared Ahi Tuna, spicy Asian dishes dressed with avocado, cucumber and citrus. Creamy cheeses, vanilla pot du crème, and even milky chocolates are stand out selections.” –Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef



Small Block Series

The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale if this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.


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